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TypeDescriptor.Refresh Method (Type)

Clears the properties and events for the specified type of component from the cache.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public static void Refresh(
	Type type
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The Type of the target component.

Call this version of this method only when you do not have an instance of the object.

Properties and events are cached by TypeDescriptor for speed. Typically, they are constant for the lifetime of an object. However, extender providers and designers can change the set of properties on an object. If they do, they can call this method to clear the property and event descriptors of the object. This method is used only at design time. It is not used during run time.

This method also raises a Refreshed event when the properties or events of a component change. This event is only raised if there was a prior call to the GetProperties or GetEvents method that cached the information.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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